I drank the Kool-Aid!
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Bikes: Rivendell Sam Hillborne, 1999 Heron Road
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Converting a Mountain Bike
I got a decent (at least I believe so) mountain bike frame for a very low amount. My plan was to use the frame to covert the bike into a single speed commuter.
It is currently converted to a single speed but because of the vertical dropout the original owner used a chain tensioner. I would like to, if possible, remove that and go without it. In order to do so I will need to either found the magic gear or get the eno hub.
My questions start here though...the original fork is toast PLUS I don't want to have any suspension. Thusly I need to get a new fork. Does anyone have a recommendation for a decent but affordable hard fork for a mountain bike? Also is it possible to convert this to 700C tires and is that something I need to take care of when purchasing the fork.
I have attached a photo below. It is an older Specialized Stumpjumper. (I will probably end up re-painting it especially since I won't find a fork to match it)